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CET: 9:30-10:15am - Comparative Analysis of Thermal Runaway Heat Output as a Function of Trigger Mechanism and Cell Format

William Walker  (Lithium Ion Battery Thermal Test and Analysis, Structural Engineering Division, Thermal Design Branch, NASA Johnson Space Center)

Location: EU

Date: Thursday, November 12

Time: 3:30am - 4:15am

Pass Type: Virtual Conference Pass + EU (Paid), Virtual EU Conference Pass (Paid)

Track: Battery Design & Manufacturing

Format: Technical Session

Vault Recording: TBD

It is the responsibility of the designers to ensure that a safe battery design is achieved prior to production. However, this begs the question – what defines safe? Unfortunately, there is sometimes a disconnect between the policies that are instituted and what actually makes sense to the battery designers. This presentation offers an in-depth discussion on an engineering perspective to policy development regarding thermal runaway and battery safety.

  • What aspects of thermal runaway should our policy makers understand better?
  • What test methods, cell level and battery level, are available for thermal runaway and what should policy makers understand about these tests?
  • Should there be room for interpretation in the policies that are instituted or should there only be one interpretation?
  • Do the policies make sense? Sometimes, due to this misunderstanding of thermal runaway fundamentals, policies can become very impractical